The four major flavours in South East Asian cuisine are hot, sweet, salty, and sour and the clever cook will get a good balance into each dish that they cook. This photo contributed by Gnarlykitty on Flickr shows the condiments you see on every table in Thailand.
It includes some chilli, sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar for the diner to add in the proportions they feel fit.
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